The 2019 season witnessed the rise of young and talented tennis players. These players defied all odds to announce themselves as hot prospects in this sport. The list includes the likes of Karolina Muchova of the Czech Republic, Bianca Andreescu of Canada, Coco Gauff of the U.S., Dayana Yastremska, and Iga Swiatek of Poland, all nominees for the WTA Newcomer of the year Award.
Bianca Andreescu’s excellent run in 2019 has paid off in a way she even did not expect. She started the year on a high note by making it to the final in Auckland. The Canadian won the U.S. Open, Rogers Cup, and Indian Wells titles. Winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto made her the first Canadian to win that title in 50 years. She also made history in the U.S. Open by becoming the first Canadian ever to win a Grand Slam singles title.
Bianca attained a season-high rank when she peaked at number 4 in the WTA rankings. At position four, she became the highest ever ranked Canadian woman. She managed to end the season at position five.
Throughout the season, Andreescu suffered only four defeats in completed matches. The Canadian’s record was 48-7 inclusive of injury retirements. Besides, she managed to pull off an exceptional winning streak of going unbeaten in 13 consecutive 3-set matches from August to October. Was it not for her injury withdrawal during the French Open, then it would have been 14 matches without defeat.
At the age of 15 years, Coco Gauff is already making significant strides in professional tennis. The onetime world number one in the junior tennis category had a fantastic season. She beat Venus Williams at Wimbledon pulled off and exemplary performance in the U.S. Open, where she made her maiden appearance in the third round. Unfortunately, she lost to Naomi Osaka.
Coco Gauff won her first WTA competition title in Austria during the Linz Open. The teenager eased past four of the top 100 tennis players in the WTA rankings. She became the youngest tennis player on the WTA tour to win that title.
The 19-year-old did impress in 2019 season by winning two titles at Strasbourg and Hua Hin. She also received a call up to join the Ukraine Fed Cup Team. Dayana Yastremska finished the 2019 season at position 22, according to the WTA tour rankings. She is part of the five youngsters shortlisted for the WTA Newcomer of the year award. Dayana has just announced a partnership with the former coach of Naomi Osaka Sascha Bajin.
The winner will be announced in December after being selected by journalists.
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.5, Andreescu played her last match on the 30th of October when she lost to Karolina Pliskova 6-3 ret. in the Round Robin in Shenzhen.
This year the Canadian has a 46-7 win-loss record. Bianca Vanessa has won 4 titles in 2019 in the Newport Beach, in Indian Wells, in Toronto and at the U.S. Open. The Canadian was the finalist in Auckland.
Cori Gauff’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.68 (career-high), Cori played her last match on the 16th of October when she had to bow to Anna Blinkova 6-4 6-0 in the 1st round in Luxembourg.
This year Gauff has a 18-8 win-loss record. The American conquered 1 title in Linz.
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu and Cori Gauff have never played each other.